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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ellen Sarah FARLEY

Born 17 January 1891 [33]
Daughter of Philip FARLEY and Eva Harriett BROWN [33] [215]
Baptised on 18 July 1891 at Kidderpore in Calcutta, West Bengal, India [33]
Departed Calcutta, India with her parents on the steamship Hymettus and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 April 1911 [70]
Later in 1911 she was living at Eden Hill in the Perth suburb of Guildford [215]
She wrote to the Education Department on 7 September 1911 wanting particulars about the school monitor's examination [215]
Her father was intending to take up land in Coorow, and she was hoping to get a post at the proposed Coorow State School [215]
A school was to be established as with her sister Phyllis and brother James there was the required ten local children of school age [215]
Arrived in Coorow in December 1911 and after delays finding premises opened the Coorow State School on 5 February 1912 [215]
School Teacher of the Coorow State School in Coorow in 1912 [215]
The school at Coorow was a Regulation Four School which meant it was conducted from a private and not state supplied building [215]
She taught the school from a bush shed on George J. T. BATTERSBY's Wattle Vale Farm from February 1912 to October 1912 [215]
In June 1912 she was conducting the school from her father's home on Dartmouth Farm in Coorow [215]
The bush shed on Wattle Vale became unavailable after 15 October 1912 and the school then had no home for six weeks [215]
It appears that she may have conducted the school from her father's home on Dartmouth Farm in Coorow during its homelessness [215]
The school moved to two rooms freely provided by James MCGILL at Coorow House and reopened on 2 December 1912 [215]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen Sarah Farley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ellen-sarah-farley [sources]




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